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4 <TITLE>XILINX USB/Parallel JTAG cables on Linux without windrvr</TITLE>
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7 <H1>XILINX JTAG tools on Linux without proprietary kernel modules</H1>
8 <H2>About</H2>
9 <P>
10 When using <a href="http://www.xilinx.com">XILINX</a> JTAG software like Impact, Chipscope and XMD
2b78cb99 11 on Linux, the proprietary kernel module <i>windrvr</i> from <a href="http://www.jungo.com">Jungo</a>
026cbe49 12 is needed to access the parallel- or usb-cable.
13 As this module does not work with current linux kernel versions (&gt; 2.6.18) a library was developed,
14 which emulates the module in userspace and allows the tools to access the JTAG cable without the need
15 for a proprietary kernel module.
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18 The library uses <a href="http://libusb.sourceforge.net/">libusb</a> to access USB devices and the
4d2daea0 19 <a href="http://people.redhat.com/twaugh/parport/html/x623.html">ppdev</a> interface to communicate
026cbe49 20 with parallel cables. The parallel part currently only supports Parallel Cable III mode (and PCIV in
21 PCIII compatibility mode) as the faster PCIV modes use another kernel module which is not emulated by
22 this library. So you are limited to a 200kHz JTAG clock when using Parallel Cable IV with this software.
23 The USB cable is supported at full speed.
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7606d470 26 Experimental support for FTDI 2232 based devices has been added. They are seen by Impact as a Parallel
27 Cable III. These devices are currently significantly slower than every other supported cable.
28 </P>
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026cbe49 30 The library is called <i>libusb-driver</i> as it was developed to support the USB cable, but later
31 extended to also support parallel cables.
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33 <H2>Supported Cables</H2>
34 The following cables are reported to work with this driver:
35 <ul>
36 <li><a href="http://direct.xilinx.com/bvdocs/publications/ds300.pdf">XILINX Platform Cable USB DLC9LP</a></li>
37 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/s3estarter">Integrated Platform Cable USB on Spartan 3E starter kit</a></li>
de6f38de 38 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/s3astarter">Integrated Platform Cable USB on Spartan 3A starter kit</a></li>
21a5b635 39 <li><a href="http://direct.xilinx.com/bvdocs/publications/ds097.pdf">XILINX Parallel Cable IV</a> (in Parallel Cable III compatibility mode)</li>
026cbe49 40 <li><a href="http://www.enterpoint.co.uk/">Enterpoint Prog2</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
41 <li><a href="http://www.trenz-electronic.de/">Trenz TE0149-01</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
9ec5ba04 42 <li><a href="http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Catalog.cfm?Nav1=Products&amp;Nav2=Cables&amp;Cat=Cable">Digilent JTAG3</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
7606d470 43 <li><a href="http://www.amontec.com/">Amontec JTAGkey-Tiny</a> (experimental)</li>
026cbe49 44 </ul>
78d5d21d 45 These cables should work but have not yet been tested:
46 <ul>
47 <li>XILINX Platform Cable USB DLC9 and DLC9G</li>
48 <li>Integrated Platform Cable USB on other development boards</li>
49 <li>other Parallel Cable III clones</li>
7606d470 50 <li>other FTDI2232 based devices which use the chips standard JTAG pinout (experimental)</li>
78d5d21d 51 </ul>
026cbe49 52 <H2>Supported Software</H2>
53 The following software is reported to work with this driver:
54 <ul>
55 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 9.1SP3</a></li>
56 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 9.1SP2</a></li>
57 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 9.1SP1</a></li>
58 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 8.2SP3</a></li>
59 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 8.1SP3</a></li>
60 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/optional_prod/cspro.htm">ChipScope Pro 9.1.03i</a></li>
61 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/optional_prod/cspro.htm">ChipScope Pro 9.1.02i</a></li>
62 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/optional_prod/cspro.htm">ChipScope Pro 8.2.04i</a></li>
63 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/embedded_design_prod/platform_studio.htm">EDK 8.2.02i</a></li>
2271fdf2 64 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/embedded_design_prod/platform_studio.htm">EDK 8.1.02i</a></li>
026cbe49 65 </ul>
66 <H2>Download</H2>
67 <ul>
088b1e7b 68 <li>Download <a href="http://cvs.zerfleddert.de/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/usb-driver.tar.gz">usb-driver.tar.gz</a> (to build it, you need to have the libusb development package installed. It is called libusb-dev on Debian.)</li>
69 <li>Read the <a href="http://cvs.zerfleddert.de/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/*checkout*/usb-driver/README">README</a></li>
70 <li>Browse the <a href="http://cvs.zerfleddert.de/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/usb-driver/">CVS repository</a></li>
9ec5ba04 71 <li>Precompiled <a href="libusb-driver.so">libusb-driver.so</a> for Debian Etch, but better build your own</li>
41d0a9f7 72 </ul>
73 <H2>Links</H2>
74 <ul>
9ec5ba04 75 <li><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/comp.arch.fpga/msg/2dfa36541174a4f2">Ubuntu installation instructions by Luzerne</a></li>
41d0a9f7 76 <li><a href="http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~listarch/microblaze-uclinux/archive/2007/03/msg00101.html">Ubuntu installation instructions by Paul-Armand Verhaegen</a></li>
9ec5ba04 77 <li><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/comp.arch.fpga/browse_frm/thread/f149e5b6028e2c70">Initial announcement on comp.arch.fpga</a></li>
57d4107e 78 <li><a href="http://inisyn.org/src/xup/">XUP</a> by inisyn research, opensource JTAG programming for Spartan 3E starter kit USB cable</li>
79 <li><a href="http://www.ixo.de/info/usb_jtag/">USB JTAG adapter</a> by Kolja Waschk, opensource integration of the XILINX platform cable USB into OpenOCD and openwince JTAG Tools</li>
295cadbc 80 <li><a href="http://www.rogerstech.co.uk/xc3sprog/">Spartan3 JTAG download tools for GNU/Linux (xc3sprog)</a></li>
026cbe49 81 </ul>
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7606d470 83 <FONT SIZE="-1"><I><A HREF="mailto:cabledriver@zerfleddert.de">Michael Gernoth</A>, $Id: index.html,v 1.13 2007-05-01 12:03:15 michael Exp $</I></FONT>
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